WATCH: Quick thinking leads to score from 50:22 plus an early contender for try of 2023 from Perpignan

Perpignan celebrate try for Genesis Mamea Lemalu Credit: Alamy
Perpignan celebrate try for Genesis Mamea Lemalu Credit: Alamy

There were two moments of magic over the weekend in France, with a try after a 50:22 joining a lovely counter-attacking score as big highlights.

Bordeaux-Begles were the orchestrators of the former as they showed real instinct in their clash with Bayonne, which they ended up winning 23-15 on Saturday.

With it being such a close match, this quick thinking for their opening try proved decisive in the Top 14 victory that moves them up to fourth in the standings.

Maxime Lucu kicked Bordeaux downfield

Scrum-half Maxime Lucu was the architect of the score with his brilliant 50:22 kick to relieve the pressure Bordeaux-Begles were under took them into the 22.

From there, the chasing of right-wing Louis Bielle-Biarrey was the next act of quality as he got to the ball first, retrieved it and then looked for his team-mates.

There were two options available, and he took the right one, with centre Yoram Moefana on hand to finish a wonderful score that many rivals should be wary of.

As mentioned, UBB would go on to win the match 23-15, with the other try coming from Santiago Cordero, with Lucu adding two conversions and three penalties.

Perpignan score epic try against Clermont

Elsewhere in the Top 14, Perpignan were beaten 31-20 by Clermont on the road but stole the headlines with this epic score that’s a contender for try of 2023.

Genesis Mamea Lemalu was the man who finished it off, but it truly was a team effort as the ball changed hands on numerous occasions in a free-flowing move.

It started with full-back Boris Goutard running the ball across the pitch inside his own 22 before the offloads began and did not finish until Perpignan crossed.

Number eight Mamea Lemalu was ushered over the line by a team-mate but, as mentioned, there were so many players who deserve credit, such as Ali Crossdale.

Both Bordeaux-Begles and Perpignan will now turn their attention, like all clubs across Europe, to the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, with UBB heading to South Africa to face the Sharks in the top-tier club tournament, while USAP will host Glasgow Warriors in the second tier competition, with both games on Saturday.

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